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Title:
The people from heaven
Author:
Sanford, John B., 1904-
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Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1995.

©1943
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 232 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780252064913
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Book

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An extraordinary novel told partly in verse, The People from Heaven takes place in 1943, the year it was originally published, in Warrensburg, New York, where Eli Bishop, a white shopkeeper, initiates a reign of terror on the populace following his rape of America Smith, a black woman.